At first, I will have to admit that regardless of distribution I always had an overheating problem. Not so much on Linux Mint, but at Ubuntu it was a constant problem. Windows 7 is working fine though which led me to believe that it's a graphics card problem. I searched a lot but to no avail.
Especially after I went to All Settings > Details and saw the Overview near geaphics saying: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV710, my suspicions seemed to be justified because I think that I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series (as Windows 7 informs me).
So I thought to post my questions here and let you - the wizards - solve it for me.
1) I think that I should install Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" - Xfce (64-bit) so as to have be more lightweight. Am I correct?
2) Do you know how to install the correct drivers? I don't understand that part very much (yes, I am a n00b...)
3) I think that flash player and pdf contributes to the problem. Is this just a graphics card problem or I have to do something else?
4) From your experience do you have any suggestions to make? I like Linux Mint 14 very much (Ubuntu is disgusting! Why so much purple? Are you serious?) and I believe that if I am to do something more serious (Arch, Chrunch Bang) I will have to have some more experience.
What do you have to say about that?